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Ammon, Charles George, Baron Ammon (1873–1960), trade unionist and politician, was born on 22 April 1873 into a poor working-class family in White Street, Southwark, London. He was the eldest child of Charles George Ammon (d. 1887), cutler and toolmaker, and Mary Kempley (1851–1900)...

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Bainbridge, Emerson Muschamp (1817–1892), department store owner, was born on 25 August 1817 in Eastgate, Weardale, co. Durham, the youngest child in the family of two sons and five daughters of Cuthbert Bainbridge (1772–1850), a farmer, and his wife, Mary Muschamp (1774–1850), the youngest child of ...

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Alfred Baldwin (1841–1908) by Sir Benjamin Stone, 1897 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Baldwin, Alfred (1841–1908), industrialist and politician, was born at Stourport, Worcestershire, on 4 June 1841, the youngest of twelve children of George Pearce Baldwin (1789–1840), a small-scale iron founder and businessman, and his second wife, Sarah Chalkley Stanley (1801–1874), the eldest daughter of the ...

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Beecroft [née Skirrow], Elizabeth [Betty] (1748–1812), iron manufacturer and butter seller, was born Elizabeth Skirrow, and had at least one brother. She married George Beecroft (1739–1820), a respected tenant farmer, and together they lived at Bramley in Yorkshire, close to Leeds, with ...

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Berisford, Charles (1830–1898), silk manufacturer, was born at Buglawton, Cheshire, the seventh of eleven children and fourth son of Isaac Berisford (1794–1854), toll-keeper turned farmer, and his wife, Alice, née Bonsall (1798–1860), formerly of Monyash. Charles started work when he was nine, presumably in textiles like his brothers. He was so small he had to stand on a stool to work. Later he was formally apprenticed, possibly to ...

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Bickford, William (bap. 1774, d. 1834), currier and inventor of the safety fuse, was baptized in Ashburton, Devon, on 23 January 1774, the son of William and Mary Beckford. He was in business as a currier, dressing and colouring tanned leather, first rather unsuccessfully in ...

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Budgett, Samuel (1794–1851), merchant and philanthropist, was born on 27 July 1794 at Wrington, Somerset, the seventh of the twelve children of James Budgett (1747–1823), shopkeeper, and his second wife and cousin, Elizabeth Budgett (d. 1831). In 1801, after residing in Backwell...

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Charles Chubb (1772–1846) by unknown artist © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Chubb, Charles (1772–1846), locksmith, was born on 16 January 1772, probably at Fordingbridge, Hampshire, the third child of Charles Chubb. He had twelve brothers and sisters, with one of whom, Jeremiah Chubb (1790–1847), born on 10 June 1790, Charles was to set up in business. He served an apprenticeship as a blacksmith and moved to ...

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Chubb, John (1815–1872), locksmith, was born on 13 November 1815, in Portsea, the eleventh child of Charles Chubb (1772–1846), locksmith, and his wife, Maria Hayter. He served as a locksmith apprentice between about 1829 and 1835 and went into partnership with his father in the company ...

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Cory, John (1828–1910), coal broker and philanthropist, was born on 28 March 1828 at Bideford, the eldest of five sons of Richard Cory (1799–1882), merchant, and Sarah, both of Bideford. The father was the owner and master of a small vessel in the coastal trade, and his decision in the 1830s to open a store as ship's chandler and provision merchant in ...

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Cox, James (1858–1920), trade unionist, was born at North Street, Bedminster, near Bristol, on 3 October 1858, the son of George Thomas Cox, a coalminer, and his wife, Ann, née Servy. He went to school in the area until the age of eleven. His childhood friends included a girl named ...

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Early, Charles (1824–1912), blanket manufacturer, was born on 29 December 1824 at West End, Witney, Oxfordshire, the eighth child and youngest son in the family of four sons and five daughters of John Early (1783–1862), blanket maker, and his wife, Elizabeth (Betsy), née...

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Gee, Henry Simpson (1842–1924), shoe manufacturer and businessman, was born on 6 April 1842 at Lowerhead Row, Leeds, the eldest son of George Walker Gee, linen draper, and his wife, Ellen, née Simpson. He was educated privately at Grange School, Thorp Arch, near ...

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Gill, Alfred Henry (1856–1914), trade union leader and politician, was born on 3 December 1856 at 36 Oldham Road, Rochdale, the son of John Gill, a cotton spinner, and his wife, Mary Stott. He received an elementary education, curtailed from the age of ten when he was employed as a half-timer in a local cotton mill; full-time work began at thirteen. On 4 January 1876 he married ...

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Sir (Josiah) John Guest, first baronet (1785–1852) by William Walker, pubd 1852 (after Richard Buckner) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Guest, Sir (Josiah) John, first baronet (1785–1852), ironmaster, was born at Dowlais, near Merthyr Tudful, on 2 February 1785, the eldest child of Thomas Guest, manager and part owner of the Dowlais ironworks, and Jemima Revel Phillips of Shifnal in Shropshire. He had one brother and three sisters. His grandfather ...

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Hall, Robert (1754–1827), cotton manufacturer and bleacher, was born on 25 February 1754, in Nottingham, the third son of Robert Hall (1706–1781), mercer, bleacher, and thread merchant. His father being already a prosperous merchant and manufacturer, young Robert enjoyed a liberal education. The principal influence on his life was the Wesleyan Methodism that he espoused from the age of seventeen, which encouraged a love of order and punctuality in all his affairs. ...